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mexico, as the red bull stratus team laid out the paper thin balloon and fearless felix zipped in to his capsule. he's made harrowing jumps before. in brazil, croatia, from 15 and 18 miles high. but sunday's mission was about breaking a free-fall record that had stood since 1960 when joe kittinger jumped from 19 1/2 miles high and also breaking the sound barrier. if his suit tore, the former austrian military paratrooper faced instant death. he was a guest on the "today" show earlier this year. >> well, i like the challenge. i always like to work on projects where i have to start by scratch. >> reporter: sunday after a brief burst of wind, baumgartner's balloon got the green light. >> there's the release. and there's the p applause. >> reporter: and 2 1/2 hours later, he was standing where no man had stood before with joe kittinger on the radio. >> our guardian angel will take care of you. >> reporter: out of the capsule, felix was a bullet, 833 miles an hour mcht ach 1.24, exceeding the speed of sound. and then with a space mask fogging up, what looked like a terrifying out of control f
mexico and will be free falling at speeds over 700 miles an hour. he could also break the sound barrier. >> let's jump ahead to the stories we are following on news 4 this afternoon. pat lawson muse is in the news room with a preview. hey, pat. >> coming up, a high school suspends a group of students for eating energy mints. the school is sticking by the decision. we'll have that story. >> see the world east most famous chefs battle it out to fight hunger in d.c. we'll have that. >>> coming up at 5:00, why more and more potential kidney donors are being turned away even though there's a growing need. it's a very important story. the latest news coming up at 4:00. keith? >> pat, see you then. >> let's get a final check on the weather. here is veronica. >> i'm fascinated by the baumgartner story. >> isn't that amazing? >> in another life i'd like to go 700 miles per hour. >> why not next week? >> i haven't trained yet. i'll be back. hopefully, he'll be jumping with a clear sky. you can see all the clouds we have now. 57 degrees is the temperature. clouds will be winning out today. at leas
some of these procedures to get them done in south america of mexico. these are people that possibly have the money but they want volume. the volume that we can provide at the office is nowhere near the volume they get with this industrial grade silicone. they are enhancing the breast area, the buttocks, hips. they are going for a certain exaggerated look that, say for instance, it's a male who is trying to maybe be a female impersonator and needs the enhancement. >> maybe it's something they would do for them but say someone like yourself would say i'm not doing that. it's not healthy. >> it's not that -- it's the substance that is being used and the volumes we have of the legal fillers just would not be ample enough to create two, three size to the buttocks someone would want. this is a $26 million legal business as far as plastic surgeons enhancing the buttocks. in just 2011. it's big business. it's what people want right now. so, they are getting it for way less cost when they go to places that are non-medical. it's very dangerous. >> let's look at some of the damages these bad i
, the makeshift ramp they made did not work. the two men inside fled back into mexico with everything in the car. when border patrol agents approached. >> i guess they didn't get the car down. >> now, this is halloween. in light of sandy, many communities have had to change their plans. activities like trick or treating have been postponed or canceled. we have a list of those as well as a way to announce neighborhoods changes at www.nbcwashington.com. there are, though, plenty of festivities going on as planned. police expect the usual heavy flow of pedestrian traffic through georgetown. there are a number of traffic restrictions. tonight, many busy georgetown streets will be cut off to through traffic. they are in place at 6:00 tonight until 4:00 tomorrow morning. >> it's 11:28. coming up at news 4 midday, remembering kennedy's white house chief of staff. how she became an expert of contemporary etiquette. >>> flights still being canceled. when things are expected to get back to normal. >> when the clouds are going to clear out. stay with us, we'll be right back. anncr: washington's revolving d
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